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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (original 2010; edition 2010)

by Seth Grahame-Smith

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Title:Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Authors:Seth Grahame-Smith
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2010), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 336 pages
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Though its slavery/vampirism comparisons are reaching at best, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter is surprisingly well-written and the best that the mash-up genre has to offer. ( )
  Birdo82 | Jul 26, 2014 |
This book was a very good read!

Excellent story, well-imagined, and if you replace the word vampire with monied-interests, you have a perfect description of the problems in our current political system. Excellent referrences to Dr. King and veiled references to modern-day Human Rights and Civil Rights issues which have their roots in pre-Emancipation era history and politics. Fascinating, particularly the last page... A must read!
S. Destinie

Posted Thu Apr 24 2014 (Meow Date Monday, April 23. 12014 H.E.), but read May 9th, 2010 (which was MEOW Date Tuesday May 7th, 12010 HE)... ( )
  MEOWDate | Jul 15, 2014 |
Abe Lincoln, 16th president of the United States...and the scourge of all vampires. The greatest of all vampires? Or at least one of the worst was John Wilkes Booth.

This creative reinvention of history was a fun read which dictates more sinister reasons for slavery even than the abhorent reasons the founders had for it (mainly: free blood source).
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  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
The title of this book pretty much sums up what this story is about. Honest Abe not only freed the slaves, but also slayed vampires with vengeance for killing his mother. I loved the concept and enjoyed the story, but it was not nearly as exciting as I had hoped. ( )
  LauraT81 | Jun 5, 2014 |
Didn't catch my attention, and gave up after a couple of chapters.
  Con.Rad | May 6, 2014 |
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Despite the bluntness with which it works vampires into the American fabric, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a fun read... As a secret history... it rests on a good idea, and stays true to its own internal logic and to the world it builds for itself.
added by Shortride | editPopMatters, Andrew Gilstrap (Mar 25, 2010)
 
Grahame-Smith's sophomore effort outlasts the kitsch value of its title, and freed from the constraints of updating (or defacing, depending on one's viewpoint) a revered literary gem, the writer delivers a well-constructed, surprisingly satisfying narrative that straight-faces its absurd premise: that Honest Abe, the 16th president of the United States, led a secret life slaying the fanged undead.
 
I'll have to admit, I sort of had a love-hate relationship with this book.
 

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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?
--Edgar Allan Poe
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For Erin and Joshua
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Facts: For over 250 years, between 1607 and 1865, vampires thrived in the shadows of America.
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Abraham Lincoln, having realized that his mother's death was caused by a vampire, embarks on a plan of revenge that takes him all the way to the White House.
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While Abraham Lincoln is widely lauded for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his valiant fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years.

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